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Sous Chef – Function Venue – Dandenong Ranges

Job Overview

Located just 45 minutes from Melbourne, in the leafy foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, an established conference and wedding reception venue is looking for a dedicated Sous Chef to join their team. With capacity to cater for up to 300 guests, this venue prides itself on offering a gourmet dining experience, combining spectacular local produce with international flair. As one of three award winning venues operated by our client, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience in varied settings and further develop under a hands-on Executive Chef.

As Sous Chef, you will be based at one venue and be tasked with supporting the Executive Chef in all kitchen operations at that venue. You should be capable of managing all day-to-day tasks within a busy kitchen, including ordering, food costing and rostering. Reporting to the Executive Chef, you will be responsible for ensuring all events are prepared and executed to the highest quality. You will need to have a strong work ethic and be able to work effectively under pressure. You will also need to have a passion for food and be willing to contribute to the creative process of menu design. You should have experience in managing and supervising a team of casual staff, including chefs, kitchen hands and dishwashers.

As the successful candidate you will demonstrate:

  • Applicable trade qualifications and accreditations
  • Previous experience as a Sous Chef, preferably within both fine dining and function environments
  • Creativity and knowledge of current food trends
  • A passion for food, and desire to consistently improve
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to manage ordering, including stock levels, budgets and suppliers
  • Proficiency in all aspects of food safety, including HACCAP and Food Safety Supervisor
  • Experience managing a team, including good leadership skills
  • Positive communication skills, energy and attitude
If the above sounds like the next challenge for you, please click here. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please call 1300934910.
Job Detail
  • Salary:$65,000 - $75,000
  • Location:Dandenong Ranges, VIC
  • Job Type:Full Time
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